Post by Adminopteryx on Apr 22, 2014 15:29:10 GMT
Obviously to make any dinosaur attraction seem more realistic, it would need believable enclosure fencing to sell the illusion of living dinosaurs. It wouldn't matter how good the dinosaurs looked, if there was no barrier between a child and a T-rex, the illusion just wouldn't work. I always thought a large, functional looking fence would help make the dinosaur seem real. Many parks seem to lack this, but then, many parks have fake looking dinosaur models anyway, so I guess there's no point going to the extra expense in building a fence. See example below:
I would much prefer all my dinosaur animatronics to be kept behind some kind of fencing or barrier system, even if it was just to keep the visitors from harms way. Thinking about the scale these fences would need to be for the larger dinos (T-Rex, Triceratops, Brachiosaur etc...), the only way it could be done is upright steel/concrete support beams for the mesh or wiring stretched out between. I had seen large bars rigged sideways instead of cable in the Terra Nova series, but basically these 2 franchises use large steel, concrete and cable constructions.
Now looking at 'real-life' fencing (even electrified), most use mesh or cable rigged between stone uprights for the largest fences. I do wonder that if there was ever a real life dinosaur park, or even just the Woolly Mammoths (possibly soon to be cloned)... would the same approach be used to create the huge fencing that would be absolutely necessary? Or, are there alternatives? I did see a wooden post type of fence design used in the Prehistoric Park series, but this doesn't seem a likely or reliable style that would be used.
I would like to go with the JP style root, but am a little concerned what would be considered a copyright infringement? I could simply come up with my own variation of the park fences, and had seen many styles used in both the Trilogy and Park simulator games that're truly inspiring, but would any design using loosely on these be seen as infringing in the eyes of Universal studios?